Articles for tag: 19th Century, Diplomats, Meiji, Westernization

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A Study of Similarities and Differences Between Late 19th Century China and Japan

As oriental countries,the West often perceives China and Japan as two countries with similar politics, economics, and social norms. What many Westerners may not realize, however, is that starting in the 19th century, Japan ended its traditional isolationist policies while China sought to become isolationist, and that this distinction strongly influenced both Japan and China’s ...

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The Ancient Art of Diplomacy: A Weapon of the Medieval and Ancient Arsenal

As an American citizen, it’s impossible to watch the news without hearing some kind of reference to diplomacy – be it Barack Obama’s promise to meet America’s enemies in his first year of presidency, Hillary Clinton’s chastising of that naivety, or calls for discussion with Iran and North Korea on their nuclear weapons programs, and ...

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Social, Economic and Political Problems in the Republic of Korea

The Republic of Korea encompasses 99,000 square kilometers of mostly hilly and mountainous land-with some coastal plains in the west and south. It can be compared to roughly the size of Indiana. Bodies of water surrounding it include the Sea of Japan and Yellow Sea. It has 2,413 kilometers of coastline and 100% of its ...

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Lil Wayne Album “The Carter 3” Leaked

Lil Wayne announced from via youtube.com that fans will be able to listen to tracks off of his CD “The Carter 3.” The CD was pushed back but has since been leaked into early release. Due to that, Weezy has created the leaked tracks into a mixtape rightfully titled “The Leak.” In the youtube video ...

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Who is John Chambers in ‘Argo’?

With all the buzz about Ben Affleck’s new political thriller “Argo,” some may ask: who is John Chambers? He is foremost a legendary Hollywood make-up artist, but also an integral part of aiding the CIA during the Iran Hostage Crisis in 1979. Chambers, who passed away in 2001, is portrayed by John Goodman in this ...